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Re: [PATCH] malloc: Use compat_symbol_reference in libmcheck [BZ #22050]
On Thu, 31 Aug 2017, Carlos O'Donell wrote:
> >> That's the exact purpose of compat_symbol_reference. I think Carlos is
> >> objecting to its use for a *definition*.
> > Well, I used it for the definitions of matherr and _LIB_VERSION in my
> > tests of those compat symbols, because it does exactly what's expected:
> > makes the definitions in the tests refer to the same entity as the compat
> > symbols in the shared libraries, rather than being completely independent
> > entities as they would by default.
> While it does what's expected, the macro API wasn't designed with that in
> mind was it? I am objecting to using a macro not designed for this
> purpose, and suggesting a new macro that makes the intent clear.
I think "reference" naturally covers both cases of making the symbol refer
to the same entity in both places.
Joseph S. Myers